|A Black Ribbon for Deborah|
|Directed by||Marcello Andrei|
|Edited by||Gianni Oppedisano|
|Music by||Albert Verrecchia|
Paola Film s.r.l.
|Box office||₤118.676 million|
- Bradford Dillman as Michel Lagrange
- Marina Malfatti as Deborah Lagrange
- Gig Young as Ofenbauer
- Delia Boccardo as Mira
- Micaela Esdra as Elena
- Lucretia Love as Wife of Ofenbauer
Director Marcello Andrei and his co-writers originally conceived the film with an original idea of a dying woman passing the child she is bearing to another person. Giuseppe Pulieri stated that the script he worked one was ruined by a producers attempt to exploit the film as part of the "demonic possession" cycle of films. Pulieri stated that "The script stayed ten years in the drawer, I even pestered Raymond Stross into making it, to no avail ... they altered the story, the in all the usual bullshit: the witches, the sorcerer, the special effects..."
The film began shooting on May 13, 1974.
A Black Ribbon for Deborah was distributed theatrically in Italy by Alpherat on 26 September 1974. The film grossed a total of 118,676,000 Italian lire domestically. Italian film historian Roberto Curti described the film as passing "almost unnoticed on its theatrical release".